International political economy, business-government relations, diplomatic and economic networks, firm heterogeneity and globalization, fisheries policy, international finance, international trade and trade policy, monetary policy, political economy of East Asia
2013-present – Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Political Economy, University College London School of Public Policy (with tenure since 2016)
2015-2018 – Departmental Tutor, Department of Political Science
2015-2018 – Director, Affiliate Program in Political Science and International Relations
2013 – PhD in International Political Economy – University of California, San Diego
Dissertation – The New Political Economy of Trade: Heterogeneous Firms and Trade Policy
Committee – J Lawrence Broz (chair), Megumi Naoi (co-chair), Peter Cowhey, Stephan Haggard, Marc Muendler
2009 – MA in International Relations – University of California, San Diego
2007 – BA with Distinction in International Studies, Economics – University of California, San Diego
‘Disentangling Foreign Direct Investments.’ World Economics Journal 20.3:95-106, 2019.
‘Financial Innovation, Economic Growth, and the Consequences of Macroprudential Policies.’ (with Maxence Bernier) Research in Economics 73.2:162-173, 2019.
‘Electoral Systems and Trade-Policy Outcomes: The Effects of Personal-Vote Incentives on Barriers to International Trade.’ (with Patrick Wagner) Public Choice 180.3-4:333-352, 2019.
‘Firm Heterogeneity and Trade-Policy Stances: Evidence from a Survey of Japanese Producers.’ Business and Politics 19.1:1-40, 2017.
‘Trading Representation: Diplomacy’s Influence on Preferential Trade Agreements.’ (with Roos van der Sterren), British Journal of Politics and International Relations 18.4:889-911, 2016.
‘Heterogeneous Firms and Policy Preferences.’ In The Oxford Handbook on the Politics of International Trade, Lisa Martin (ed.). 2015. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 196-212.
‘The Effectiveness of Monetary Anchors: Firm-Level Evidence.’ (with J. Lawrence Broz), International Organization 64.4, 2010.
The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment to Developing Countries. (with Nikki Harish)
Regional Trade and Intra-national Inequality: The Case of MERCOSUR (with Gabriela LeCaro-Calle)
Weather Shocks and Horizontal Inequalities (with Andrea Caflisch)
Multilevel Determinants of MNC Corruption Risk (with Juliane Markscheffel)
Foreign Public Opinion and UNGA Voting (with Stuart Slingsby)
Liberalization for Sale: Non-Market Strategies and Foreign-Market Access
Producers and the Political Economy of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff. [Book manuscript]
Firms and Foreign Markets: Internationalization Strategies and Attitudes toward Foreign Economic Policies. [Monograph manuscript]
The Political Economy of Institutional Quality and Monetary Policy
Selected Ongoing Projects
Political Institutions and Trade-Protection Dispersion (with Timm Betz)
Firms and Lobby Dispersion (with Kerry Tan)
Institutional Perceptions and Firm Performance (with Soo-Yeon Kim)
Honors and Awards
Best Graduate Student Paper at APSA 2011, Political Networks Section, with Daniel Maliniak
Edmund G. Brown Sr. Fellowship, UC San Diego 2007-2008.
National Merit Scholar, UC San Diego 2003-2007.
IBM Thomas J Watson Scholar, UC San Diego 2003-2007.
Conference Presentations and Talks
Pacific International Politics Conference 2019, 2018.
National Chengchi University 2017.
National University of Singapore 2017.
Rethinking Free Trade: Liberal International Economic Order in the Wake of Brexit and Trump. Academia Sinica 2017.
APSA annual conference 2017, 2015, 2012 (prepared), 2011 (two papers), 2008.
UC San Diego 2013, 2012.
International Studies Association annual conference 2012.
International Political Economy Society annual meeting 2011.
Japan Society of International Economics 2011.
American Political Science Association, European Political Science Association, Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade, International Economics and Finance Society, International Political Economy Society, National Economic Education Delegation, Royal Economic Society
POLS7015 International Political Economy (Affiliate/Undergraduate, previously listed as POLS6015)
Undergraduate thesis supervision, variously listed as ANTH3040, BASC3002, POLS3006
PUBLG050/PUBL0004 International Political Economy (Postgraduate)
PUBLG110/PUBL0060 International Trade Policy (Postgraduate)
PUBLG099 MSc Dissertation Supervision (Postgraduate)
Introductory Political Methodology and Research Design, Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Politics of Immigration, Comparative Political Economy, Chinese Politics, Korean Politics, Introduction to Public Health, Varieties of Capitalism, Diplomatic History
Introduction to Matching (PhD Seminar)
American Journal of Political Science, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Economics and Politics, Environmental Politics, European Journal of Political Research, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Polity Press, Public Choice, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Routledge/Taylor and Francis, World Medical and Health Policy (book review with Liang Kim Ong, 2016), World Politics
Media Appearances and Consulting
Is It Publish or Perish? A View from International Relations and Political Science in the UK. Nature Behavioural and Social Sciences, 10 October 2019.
Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade documents. The Conversation, 12 March 2019. Reprinted in the International Business Times and Newsweek Japan, among others.
LSE Enterprise, bids for EU DG Growth and EU DG Trade
United Kingdom Department for Transport, Maritime 2050 Strategy (Trade working group)
International Business Times, 21 and 25 October 2016 (Trump campaign and women, trade policy)
BBC World News, Business Live, 24 February 2017 (Trump and manufacturing, trade policies)
Newsweek, 7 April 2017 (Trump-Xi summit, trade and exchange-rate policies)
World Finance, 7 March 2018 (Trump tariff announcement)
Alvexo, 17 March 2018 (Economic history and Trump tariffs)
Deutsche Welle, 20 April 2018 (US telecommunications trade and cybersecurity)
Wry Ronin, 7 May 2019 (Italy-China BRI agreements)
Euronews NBC May 2019 (Trump UK visit, US-UK trade agreement)
Left Foot Forward May 2019 (US-UK trade agreement)
Euronews NBC June 2019 (G20 summit, US-PRC trade war)